You made your Citrus Vinegar, right? Good. Now you can officially replace three of your toxic home products with homemade, healthy & Eco-friendly ones! The Citrus vinegar is the common ingredient for the homemade all purpose cleaner, the wood cleaner & polish, and the towel & linen softener.
Curious to find out exactly how toxic you household products are? EWG (the environmental working group) has a database where you can look up products and you can see the safety rating. Click here and in the upper right corner type in whatever cleaning product you are curious about and the rating will come up. You can click on the rating to find out what each of the ingredients were rated.
All Purpose Cleaner:
In a spray bottle combine 1 part citrus vinegar and 4 parts water. Add essential oils as desired for smell and antimicrobial cleaning properties. Some great essential oil options are citrus, pine, rosemary.
Wood Cleaner & Polish:
In a spray bottle combine 3/4 water, 3/4 cup citrus vinegar, 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, and essential oils as desired for scent. Shake before using & use sparingly! A little bit goes a long way to clean and shine your wood furniture!
Towel & Linen Softener:
This is the easiest one. Fill air tight jar with citrus vinegar. That's it! Add 1/4 cup of citrus vinegar to washing machine in the cubby-hole labeled "fabric softener". This is great for softening towels and linens in particular. The machine will rinse out any residual vinegar scent and actually helps remove any musky smell from the towels.
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